The Chasers War on Everything should now perhaps change their title to The Chasers War on Some Things. Craig Reucassel on Thursday’s episode of Q & A admitted he wouldn’t want the cameras and the satire at his own wedding, yet he believed he had the right to use satire to undermine The Royal wedding. I am not in favour of Royalty, however everyone should have the right to have the wedding they want.
In saying that, this couple have not scrimped and saved for the day like most other young couples have to. Rather, no expense has been spared for these people. The health service, education and a host of other deserving causes could have used this money, for much more, than this outrageous spectacle of class and privilege.
I would imagine the Royal family have been notified of the Chasers’ antics against sick children in the skit “Why go to any trouble when they’re only going to die anyway?” and let’s not forget the taking of their party through security in the breach of an APEC restricted zone in the heart of Sydney’s central business district. On 6 September 2007, the Chasers Team directed a fake Canadian motorcade, which was allowed through the restricted zone by police and was not detected until one of them alighted, dressed as Osama bin Laden.
I can’t say I blame the Royal family for stopping The Chasers Team having any involvement whatsoever in the wedding proceedings. They were banned from the ABC and now they are getting their comeuppance from the BBC.
Craig Reucassel is one very intelligent person whom I actually like, however I think he should realise it might be time to move on and find something better for his huge talent. Something safe may be a good option with his past record of trying to flout the common good sense of people.